Top 10 Negroni spots in London
As the Campari Red Night District takes over London’s Shoreditch, we round up the best Negroni cocktail twists on offer at 10 top bars.
Winemaker pushes wine and weed pairings
A winemaker has spoken out on the potential of pairing cannabis with wine, as the drug continues to become more mainstream.
Mammoth hunting in Siberia, Champagne-popping with Mark Ronson, spear-fishing and Negroni twists in London’s “Red Night District” – the drinks trade is anything but dull.
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Hampshire’s Hambledon Vineyard has successfully raised £2.75 million to expand its operation by offering investors “English Fizz” bonds through crowdfunding site CrowdBnk.
Nicolas Deneux, sommelier for On Dining Kitchen Hong Kong, speaks to db about forging new trends and his dislike of the word “mineral”.
Anheuser-Busch has temporarily halted production of beer and is instead canning fresh water to help the victims of recent severe storms and flooding in Oklahoma and Texas.
A bottle of 1875 vintage ale packed for a British Arctic Expedition to the North Pole is to go under the hammer.
An eye-catching billboard advertising a Costa Rican beer brand has caught the attention of drivers, but not for the right reasons.
A man was charged £223,000 for six bottles of beer instead of £22.30 – a cautionary tale reminding us all to check the bill before punching in our pin.
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Auction house Acker Merrall & Condit hopes that lots of rare Bordeaux and Burgundy from two private cellar collections will enchant bidders at its HK sale in May.
“Wine of the vintage”, Vieux Château Certan, should sell out quickly, but the remaining big estates are now locked in a “Bordeaux standoff” straight out of Hollywood.
Sotheby’s latest Hong Kong sale featuring an ex-cellar consignment of Burgundy from Maison Camille Giroud has made over HK$12 million.
Auction house Christie’s is to offer an ex-cellar consignment of Guigal, another from Laroche and the cellar of a private collector in Hong Kong this month.
Grammy-award winning producer Mark Ronson popped the world’s first “digitally connected” Champagne Mumm magnum at a lavish party ahead of the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix last week.
Sales of Prosecco continued to grow in the UK on- and off-trade in 2014, but not at the expense of Champagne, according to the fourth annual Lanson category report.
Champagne house Krug is to launch a gourmet chip and Champagne pop-up bar in partnership with Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers.
With the global thirst for Prosecco showing no sign of slowing, stocks of the Italian sparkler could dry up by the summer one leading producer has warned.
Pol Roger is preparing to launch its “best ever” blanc de blancs, the 2008 vintage, in the UK in the next few weeks.
Long-focused on expressing Rioja Alavesa’s diverse vineyard sites, Araex is now busy expanding its vision.
From modest beginnings in Rioja Alavesa, one man’s vision has taken him across the major wine regions of Spain, preserving and promoting their individuality while tackling the fragmentation that has hampered the country’s potential
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.